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Travel Advice

There is a Government Advisory in operation against all non-essential international travel.

The Government of Ireland has introduced stricter measures regarding non-essential international travel. Persons travelling to and from airports in Ireland may be asked to provide proof of essential travel.

 All passengers arriving in Ireland are required by law to:

  • Complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form;
  • Provide evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival;
  • Mandatory quarantine at the address on their Passenger Locator Form for 14 days upon arrival. This includes persons who have been abroad and arrive via Northern Ireland.

People travelling from Britain may leave quarantine to take a RT-PCR Test after a minimum of 5 days after arrival.

If and when written proof of a negative/’not detected’ result is received, then the quarantine period can end at that point, as long as the individual has not been in a listed category 2 country in the period of 14 days prior to arrival in Ireland. If they have, they must complete the full 14-day quarantine. A list of category 2 countries can be found here.

The requirement for a negative RT-PCR test applies to all of those travelling, with the exception of hauliers and children aged 6 and under. NHS tests are not available for the purposes of travel. 

If you have a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring immediate travel from Scotland to Ireland you can contact the Consulate for advice and consular assistance at or 0131 2267711.

Further information on public health requirements for travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic is available on

The Scottish Government’s guidance on travel and transport is available here.


The UK’s Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. Information on Brexit is available from the Embassy of Ireland here.

Consulate Services

The Consulate General of Ireland will be operating on an appointment only basis until further notice. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 0131 226 7711 or email


For information on Passports please click here.


For information on visas please visit or email and put London Visa Office in the subject bar. 


Emergency consular assistance will continue to be provided. Please call 0131 226 7711

If you are calling outside of office hours, you will be prompted to leave a message. After the tone, record your message stating your name, a brief description of the situation and a contact number. The Duty Officer will call you back.

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Information on Brexit

Irish citizens in Britain and businesses trading with or through the UK may have queries following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December. Visit our Brexit page for more information.

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